Bulgaria Youth Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Youth unemployment refers to the share of the labor force ages 15-24 without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Bulgaria youth unemployment rate for 2019 was 8.89%, a 3.77% decline from 2018.
  • Bulgaria youth unemployment rate for 2018 was 12.66%, a 0.25% decline from 2017.
  • Bulgaria youth unemployment rate for 2017 was 12.91%, a 4.29% decline from 2016.
  • Bulgaria youth unemployment rate for 2016 was 17.20%, a 4.44% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24
South Africa 57.47%
Libya 49.54%
St. Vincent and the Grenadines 39.76%
Namibia 37.82%
Jordan 37.28%
St. Lucia 35.95%
Botswana 35.56%
North Macedonia 35.55%
Gabon 35.52%
Bosnia 33.97%
Armenia 33.51%
Costa Rica 31.82%
Algeria 29.69%
Brazil 27.47%
Serbia 27.12%
Albania 26.99%
Guyana 26.20%
Iran 25.46%
Montenegro 25.25%
Iraq 25.16%
Turkey 24.64%
Mauritius 23.84%
Jamaica 22.07%
Colombia 20.01%
Samoa 17.55%
Lebanon 17.10%
Romania 16.78%
Maldives 16.63%
Dominican Republic 15.89%
Venezuela 15.88%
Equatorial Guinea 15.47%
Russia 15.46%
Belize 15.35%
Paraguay 15.11%
Fiji 14.97%
Suriname 13.20%
Azerbaijan 13.19%
Malaysia 11.77%
China 11.01%
Belarus 10.63%
Bulgaria 8.89%
Ecuador 8.71%
Tonga 8.58%
Turkmenistan 8.04%
Peru 7.37%
Mexico 7.15%
Guatemala 4.88%
Cuba 4.49%
Thailand 4.22%
Kazakhstan 3.67%
Bulgaria Youth Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year % of Total Labor Force Ages 15-24 Annual Change
2019 8.89% -3.77%
2018 12.66% -0.25%
2017 12.91% -4.29%
2016 17.20% -4.44%
2015 21.64% -2.15%
2014 23.79% -4.60%
2013 28.39% 0.27%
2012 28.12% 3.07%
2011 25.05% 3.13%
2010 21.92% 5.85%
2009 16.07% 3.41%
2008 12.66% -2.39%
2007 15.05% -4.37%
2006 19.42% -2.82%
2005 22.24% -2.13%
2004 24.37% -2.59%
2003 26.96% -8.53%
2002 35.49% -3.47%
2001 38.96% 5.72%
2000 33.24% 4.29%
1999 28.95% 3.85%
1998 25.10% -2.60%
1997 27.70% 0.14%
1996 27.56% 0.12%
1995 27.44% 0.21%
1994 27.23% 0.26%
1993 26.97% 0.41%
1992 26.56% 0.05%
1991 26.51% 0.05%